Cannabinoid Profile: CBG (Cannabigerol)
CBG, or cannabigerol, is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about cannabis. Most people who know something about the plant's chemical makeup have heard of THC or CBD, its most famous cannabinoids, or active compounds. However, although THC may be the most abundant cannabinoid with CBD a distant second, CBG is one of many other (upwards of 100 according to some sources) cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. In addition, CBG is found in large quantities in the hemp plant and especially in lower-THC cannabis strains.

CBG Medical Research

Medical research into cannabigerol is growing quickly, as is the case for several cannabinoids. Below we present a small sample of recent research.
Cannabigerol is a novel, well-tolerated appetite stimulant in pre-satiated rats
Effect of Non-psychotropic Plant-derived Cannabinoids on Bladder Contractility: Focus on Cannabigerol.
Colon carcinogenesis is inhibited by the TRPM8 antagonist cannabigerol, a Cannabis-derived non-psychotropic cannabinoid
A Comparison of the Ocular and Central Effects of ?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabigerol
Neuroprotective properties of cannabigerol in Huntington's disease: studies in R6/2 mice and 3-nitropropionate-lesioned mice.
Beneficial effect of the non-psychotropic plant cannabinoid cannabigerol on experimental inflammatory bowel disease